Following Kentucky’s massive victory over No. 3 Louisville this past weekend, two of the game’s biggest performers earned national honors.
Junior center Nick Richards was named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week, while Tyrese Maxey was tabbed the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Week.
Earlier this week, Richards and Maxey were also awarded for their standout performances vs. the Cardinals, with the former earning Co-Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors and the latter being named SEC Freshman of the Week and NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week.
According to UK Athletics, Richards is the sixth UK player to win the Oscar Robertson Player of the Week award since its inception during the 2009-10 season.